SOMERSET COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
REGULAR MEETING ON DECEMBER 11, 2012
PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE:
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE OPEN PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT OF
THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ON JANUARY 6, 2012 ADEQUATE
NOTICE OF THIS MEETING WAS PROVIDED AS REQUIRED BY
I would like to welcome everyone to the December 11, 2012 meeting of
the Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders. This is a regular
meeting and the items to be voted on have been discussed at a prior
work session. Any action taken is for items previously reviewed by the
Freeholder Deputy Director Palmer
Freeholder Director Walsh
NEW ITEMS TO BE DISCUSSED:
ALL MATTERS LISTED HEREUNDER ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ROUTINE IN
NATURE AND WILL BE ENACTED UPON IN ONE MOTION. ANY PERSON MAY
REQUEST THAT AN ITEM BE REMOVED FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION.
APPROVAL OF MINUTES:
November 13, 2012 work session for November 27 meeting
November 27 work session for December 11, 2012 meeting
APPROVAL OF PERSONNEL LETTER: #184
185. The Hon. Thomas Kean, New Jersey Senate, acknowledging receipt of comments from
Freeholder Palmer and Mark Kirby, Agriculture Development Board, on A323.S2074
which permits events that promote agriculture tourism to be held on preserved land
under certain circumstances; S589 which revises certain provisions to the farmland
assessment program; S1921which would prohibit the inhumane confinement of specific
animals and S928 which revises animal cruelty statutes by increasing levels of criminal
and civil penalties.
186. State of New Jersey, Department of Environmental Protection, notice that the North
Branch Historic District was entered into the New Jersey Register of Historic Places on
January 13, 2012.
187. State of New Jersey, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, notice of status in
completing homeland security projects for which the county received a FY 08, 09, 10 or
188. State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, notice that the annual nutrition
monitoring report for Somerset County Office on Aging has been completed and the
program has been found to be in compliance.
189. County of Morris, Board of Chosen Freeholders, Resolution 33** urging Somerset
County to have the flags flown at half-staff over buildings under its jurisdiction in
honor of all those Americans who served our nation n at Pearl Harbor on December 7,
190. Middlesex County Utilities Authority, transmittal of a copy of the 2013 Preliminary
Budget and certified resolution approving same; certified copy of the resolution
establishing the 32013 Schedule of rates and notice of Public hearing for adoption of the
2013 Budget, Rate Schedule and Charges to be held on November 29, 2012 at 4:00PM
ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS – Patrick Scaglione, Freeholder Liaison
12-730 Authorizing an Agreement between the County of Somerset and the Borough of
Somerville for the installation of a Traffic Control Signal at the intersection of
North Bridge Street and Cliff Street, Somerville Borough.
12-731 Approving the Easement Map and designating the easement to be acquired and
authorizing the acquisition of lands and title searches and payment of same for
an existing Storm Drainage Facility through Lot 12 In Block 254 on Finderne
Avenue, Bridgewater Township
12- Approving plans and authorizing receipt of bids for a set of drawings for:
-732 Traffic Safety Improvements at New Centre Road (County Route 627) between
Auten Road & Roycefield Road, Hillsborough Township/
-733 Intersection Improvements at Easton Avenue (County Route 527) and Foxwood
Drive, Franklin Township.
-734 Upgrades to the Green Knoll Golf Maintenance Facility, Voorhees Lane,
-735 Traffic Control Signal at the intersection of North Bridge Street and Cliff
Street, Somerville Borough.
HUMAN SERVICES - Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-736 Authorizing Modification to Resolution R12-699 in the amount of $4,263,366.00,
adopted November 13, 2012, to reduce funds allocated to Pharmaceutical Re-
Employment National Grant (NEG) for Program Year 12 from the State
Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the amount of
$883,307.00, July 1, 2012 to June 30, 2013 reducing contracted amount to
$3,380,059.00 and authorizing Modification to Resolution R12-599 in the
amount of $2,799,739.00 adopted October 9, 2012, to increase funds allocated to
Pharmaceutical Re-Employment National Grant (NEG) for Program Year 11
from the State Department of Labor and Workforce Development in the
amount of $883,307.00, July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2012 bringing contracted
amount to $3,683,046.00, no county matching requirements.
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT- Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-737 Resolution Authorizing Submission to the US Department of Housing and
Urban Development for Amendments to the 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Annual
Action Plans for the Community Development Block Grant and HOME
Investment Partnership Program and the execution of Subgrant Agreements for
Added Activities, no county matching requirements.
RICHARD HALL CMHC – Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-738 Authorizing execution of Consolidated Funding Application, January q, 2013 to
December 31, 2013, $1,074,834.00, no county match.
12-739 Authorizing execution of Consolidated Funding Application (Federal Portion),
October 1, 2012 through September 30. 2013, $67,500.00, no county match.
SOCIAL SERVICES – Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-740 Authorizing the Somerset County Social Services for the Homeless Contract
with the State Department of Human Services, $134,520.00 and authorizing the
extension of Subcontract, January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013, no county
FINANCE – Bob Zaborowski, Freeholder Liaison
12- Insertion of Special Items of Revenue into the Budget:
-741 Body Armor Replacement Fund - Sheriff . . . $5,228.55.”
-742 Body Armor Replacement Fund - Prosecutor . . . $5,403.68
-743 Body Armor Replacement Fund - Jail . . . $10,745.19
-744 Subregional Transportation Planning . . . $59,866.00
-745 Milling and Resurfacing of Whalen St., Manville . . . $225,000.00
-746 Construction of Bridge E1104 River Road East . . . $700,000.00
-747 Construction of Bridge G0703 Main Street . . . $1,000,000.00
MOTION TO ADOPT CONSENT AGENDA___________________________
AWARD OF CONTRACTS:
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES/EUS/COMPETITIVE CONTRACTS
12-748 The Reynolds Group, Inc., Raritan, NJ, Parks Projects in the County of
Somerset on an as needed basis including design of a replacement septic system
at Natirar Maintenance Facility, not to exceed $30,000.00, 2010 and 2012 Park
12-749 Cornerstone Architectural Group, LLC, South Plainfield, NJ, Design and
Construction Administration Services for the modification to the Emergency
Services Training Academy, Hillsborough, NJ, not to exceed $164,600.00, 2008
ENGINEERING/PUBLIC WORKS - Patrick Scaglione, Freeholder Liaison
12-750 Authorizing Change Order #1 for R12-456, Dated July 10, 2012 to Tomco
Construction Incorporated for Howe All-Purpose Fields At Colonial Park,
Franklin Township, Original Contract $ 1,998,990.00, Change Order #1 $44,
861.00, Adjusted Contract Amount $ 2,043.851.00, 2012 Parks Capital Funds.
12- Authorizing Federal Aid Agreements with the New Jersey Department of
-751 Intersection Improvement at Easton Avenue, Franklin Township. $263,250.00
Federal grant Funds, $750.00 Capital Funds
- 752 Traffic Signal Installation at North Bridge Street and Cliff Street, Somerville
Borough, $174,779.00 Federal grant Funds, $750.00 Somerville Borough Capital
Traffic Safety Improvements at New Centre Road, Hillsborough Township,
$490,948.00 Federal Grant Funds, $1,000.00 Capital Funds.
PURCHASING/AWARD OF CONTRACTS – Robert Zaborowski, Freeholder Liaison
12-754 Authorizing Disposal of Surplus Vehicle, 2005 Ford Crown Vic. VIN#
FAFP71W35X106300 to the Borough of Manville Public Works Department for
12- 755 VOID
12-756 Correctional Dental Associates, Trenton, NJ, Inmate Dental Services, first year
of three year contract commencing January 1, 2013 with two additional 12
Month Renewal Options, not to exceed $ 47,976.00 for year one pending
adoption of the 2013 budget, 2 bidders.
12-757 Bob Barker, Fuquay Varina, NC - Discount from list price on items - not
specified; Charm-Tex, Brooklyn, NY - Discount from list price on items – 2%;
ICS, Waco, TX - Discount from list price on items – not specified; Tabb
Textile, Opelika, AL - Discount from list price on items– 0% ; JML Medical,
Lakewood, NJ - Discount from list price on items– not specified; All State Dist.
Northeast, Inc., Middletown, NY - Discount from list price on items– not
specified and Carolina Textiles, Charlotte NC - Discount from list price on
items– 0%, Linens, Personal Care Products & Miscellaneous Supplies , Co-
operative Pricing Bid not to exceed $33,000.00, 7 bidders.
12-758 Corizon, Brentwood, TN, second year of three year contract, Professional
Social Services Program for County Jail Inmates, not to exceed $14,383.16 for
2012 and $71,915.84 for 2013 pending adoption of the 2013 budget.
12-759 Laboratory Services for the Somerset County Jail, Option A – on-site weekly
Phlebotomy and Diagnostic Laboratory services and Option B - Stat Diagnostic
Testing and Dispatch Services, not to exceed $20,000.00
12-760 Lawmen Supply Company of New Jersey, Inc., Harbor City, NJ and Eagle Point
Gun, Thorofare, NJ, Ammunition & Related Police Supplies, Co-operative
Pricing Bid, Jail not to exceed $50,000.00; Sheriff not to exceed $8,000.00 and
Prosecutor’s not to exceed $40,000.00, 4 bidders.
12-761 Jer-Car Inc., Somerset, NJ; Schilke Construction Co., Inc., Hillsborough, NJ;
T.R. Weniger, Inc., Green Brook, NJ and DeSantis Construction, Inc.,
Somerset, NJ 08873, D.A. Pongrazzi Trucking, Snow Removal from County
Roads in Southeast Section of Franklin Township, Sections of South Bound
Brook Borough, Branchburg Township, Bridgewater Township and Bedminster
Township, second year of a two year contract not to exceed $50,000.00.
12-762 Stilo Excavation Incorporated, South Plainfield, NJ, Reconstruction of Amwell
Road, CR 514, from Willow Road to Woods Road, Township of Hillsborough,
not to exceed $1,271,875.90, 17 bidders.
12-763 Dumont Mechanical Inc., Somerset County Jail Domestic Water Heater
Replacement, not to exceed $113,334.00, 2009 and 2011 Capital Funds.
12-764 Whitsons, Islandia, NY, Senior Nutrition Meals, not to exceed $1,000,000.00
12-765 Women’s Health and Counseling center, extending the three-year contract for
sixty (60) days to provide reproductive health care and primary health care for
medically underserved population in Bedminster. Franklin, Far Hills, Manville,
North Plainfield, Raritan, Rocky Hill and Somerville from January 1, 2013 to
February 28, 2013 not to exceed $3,083.92.
12-766 Community VNA, extending the two-year contract for sixty (60) days to provide
Physician Services to the Borough of North Plainfield, January 1, 2013 to
February 28, 2013 not to exceed $400.00.
12-767 Community VNA, extending the three-year contract for sixty (60) days to
provide Physician Services to Franklin, Raritan, Somerville and Manville,
January 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013 not to exceed $3,676.68.
12-768 Community VNA, extending the three-year contract for sixty (60) days to
provide Public Health Nursing Services to. Franklin, Manville, Raritan and
Somerville from January 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013 not to exceed $7,893.02
(to include additional nursing hours at $45.00/hour as needed).
12-769 Community VNA, extending the two-year contract for sixty (60) days to provide
Public Health Nursing Services to North Plainfield and Rocky Hill from
January 1, 2013 to February 28, 2013 not to exceed $1,170.00 (to include
additional nursing hours at $45.00/hour as needed) for Child Health Conference
12-770 Motorola Communications & Electronics, Inc., Bordentown, NJ, State Contract,
Radio Communication Equipment and Accessories, not to exceed $1,234,171.90.
12-771` Apple Inc., Austin, TX, iPads and accessories for Somerset County Emergency
Operations Center (EOC), State Contract Purchase not to exceed $27,359.85.
PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY – Mark Caliguire, Freeholder Liaison
12- Execution of Health Services Agreements, January 1. 2013 to December 31, 2015:
-773 Borough of Manville
SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT -
12- Marketing of Post Consumer Recyclables Generated by the Somerset County Recycling
-775 Cellmark, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ, PET Post Consumer Plastics, December 1, 2012
through March 31, 2013, pay to Somerset County $.1743 per pound with a
minimum weight of 40,000 lbs. per load.
-776 Cellmark, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ, HDPE Pigmented Post Consumer Plastics,
December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, pay to Somerset County $.1903 per
pound with a minimum weight of 40,000 lbs.
-777 Cellmark, Inc., Mt. Laurel, NJ, HDPE Translucent/Natural Post Consumer
Plastics, December 1, 2012 through March 31, 2013, pay to Somerset County
$.2811 per pound with a minimum weight of 40,000 lbs.
-778 Galaxy Recycling, Inc., Jersey City, NJ, Unprocessed Commingled Recycled
Materials, January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013, shall pay to Somerset County
$47.75 per ton.
-779 Galaxy Recycling, Inc., Jersey City, NJ, Unprocessed Recycled Fiber Materials,
January 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013, pay to Somerset County $85.00 per ton;
HUMAN SERVICES – Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-780 Authorizing County of Somerset, Department of Human Services, Juvenile
Institutional Services, Home Detention Program, to provide the County of
Hunterdon with Home Detention Program Services, January 1, 2013 –
December 31, 2013, per diem rate of $88.00 per day per client with a guarantee
of two (2) slots per day.
12-781 Authorizing two-month extension of existing Area Plan Contract, R11-775,
adopted December 13, 2011m January 1, 2013 to February 29, 2013.
RICHARD HALL CMHC – Peter S. Palmer, Freeholder Liaison
12-782 Authorizing Execution of Extension for the Youth Case Management Contract,
January 1, 2013 through March 31, 2013 with the Division of Child Behavioral
Health Services, $104,481.00 paid to the county
HUMAN RESOURCES – Bob Zaborowski, Freeholder Liaison
12-783 Discovery Benefits, Inc., Administration of Flexible Spending Account for
Somerset County and Parks employees, 4.50/employee/month, Somerset County
COBRA and Billed Retirees $28.00/qualifying event plus $4.50/
12-784 HCC Life Insurance Company, Provide Stop Loss Insurance Coverage for
Medical Claims exceeding $175,000.00/year, $86.98/employee/month.
12-785 Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield Dental Insurance. Continuation of Horizon
Dental Services for participating County employees and retirees, average of
$62.68/ employee/month Traditional Plan, average of $33.36/employee/month
HDC plan, average of $60.26/employee/month Total Care Plan
12-786 Cobra Health Benefits for billed Retirees and Terminating Employees, these
groups continue to pay 100% of the cost.
12-787 CoreSource Medical Benefit, continuation of third party administration of
self-insured insurance for employees and retirees, $44.30/employee./month
FINANCE – Bob Zaborowski, Freeholder Liaison
12-789 Authorizing Issuance of Payroll Checks for the Last Half of December on
December 21, 2012
12-790 Payment of claims - $14,200,269.79
And ratifying payment of claims - $3,176,024.98
GRAND TOTAL - $17,376,294.77
12-791 Authorizing the Somerset County Working Group, three-year term ending
December 31, 2015 – members listed on the resolution.
12-792 Appointing/Reappointing Members to the Somerset County Emergency Services
Training Academy Board, three-year term ending December 31, 2015 -
members listed on the resolution.
12-793 Appointing/Reappointing Members to the Somerset County Emergency
Planning Committee, four year term to expire December 31, 2016 - members
listed on the resolution.
12-794 Reappointing Brian Newman as County Chief Financial Officer, three-year
term to December 21, 2015
12-795 Reappointing Matthew Loper a member of the Somerset County Improvement
Authority, 5 year term to expire February 1, 2018.
12-796 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Somerset, New
Jersey Authorizing (I) the Somerset County Improvement Authority to
undertale and implement the Authority’s acquisition of Real Property in the
Township of Franklin, New Jersey and (II) the Execution and Delivery by the
County of Somerset, New Jersey of an Agreement to effectuate the issuance of
Project Notes between the Somerset County Improvement Authority and the
County of Somerset, New Jersey in connection therewith
12-797 Authorizing the execution of the Lease Agreement between the County of
Somerset and Genesis CJCDC Part B Owner, LLC, 630 Franklin Blvd,
Franklin Township, 5 years with two (2) five-year extensions, initial rent of
12-798 Authorizing execution of Retainage Bond Escrow Agreement
ORD12-799 Bond Ordinance appropriating $1,500,000.00 for the improvement of Raritan
Valley Community College in the Township of Branchburg, and authorizing the
issuance of $1,500,000.00 County College Bonds or Notes of the County of
Somerset, New Jersey, for financing such appropriation.
12-800 Setting the Public Hearing for ORD12-799 for Thursday, December 27, 2012 at
12-801 Emergency Resolution and Authorization of Emergency Notes, $750,000.00 to
meet expenses incurred, or to be incurred, due to damage caused by Hurricane
Sandy October 2012.